To animals, their space is their whole environment which extends well beyond artificial, human property lines. Resulting daily incursion of innocent petting zoo mentality will disrupt herd reproduction, milk production and eventually loss of farming activity. Trail users will, unknowingly, end up destroying what they came to see.
Unaware visitors making superficial decisions scare farmers. Some years ago, an island farmer near Bailer Hill and False Bay roads incurred a massive legal expense when a visitor turned in the farmer for animal neglect because it was in need of hoof trimming due to circumstances beyond the farmer’s control. Concern of several farmers is to sell now so to avoid their potential of financially destructing legal expense.